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Maslina Hvar Croatia

Split to Hvar

Arrive at Split airport. You will then be transferred to Hvar by private boat. 

Hvat at leisure

Enjoy your day in Hvar at leisure.

You might like to stop at Tvrdalj Castle in the Old Town – the fortified residence of the famous Croatian Renaissance poet and philanthropist, Petar Hektorovic, which has been preserved and now houses an ethnographic museum. Head into the fort to admire the beauty of its Renaissance garden and seawater fishpond, built in the 16th Century.

Maslina Resort Hvar
Pakleni Islands

Cruise the Pakleni Islands

This morning, board your private boat to see some of the coasts of Hvar. We suggest that you discuss the schedule with your skipper, however, a must is the Pakleni Islands archipelago.

Explore Hvar

Enjoy your day exploring Hvar Town independently. 

Hvar island, Croatia

Hvar to Split

This morning, your private speedboat will take you to the Split Harbor promenade. Alternatively, take a ferry from Hvar to Split. 

Split, the second largest city in Croatia, is a busy maritime and shipbuilding center, but also the home of the Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 3rd Century and covering an enormous area in the heart of Old Town.

Explore Split & Trogir

On your walking tour, explore The Diocletian Palace – it is one of the most impressive Roman architectural monuments in existence and is protected as a UNESCO Heritage Site. 

Later, you will be transferred to Trogir, 30 minutes away, where you can enjoy lunch by the water. Trogir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site first settled under the ancient Greeks, before falling under the Romans and later the Byzantines.

Trogir Split
Krka National park Croatia

Krka National Park

The park covers an area of 55 square miles on the banks of the Krka River. You will first stop in the small town of Skradin, which is one of the main access points to the park. Skradin was once a settlement of Illyrian and Lihurnian tribes, and later a Roman town, eventually becoming the bishop’s see in the 4th Century.

From Skradin, boats leave regularly upriver for the short trip to the Skradinski Buk waterfalls, which cascade down over 2,600 feet and are one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in Croatia. Enjoy a day in the outdoors surrounded by a remarkable landscape of rocks, cliffs, lakes, and caves.

With its seven travertine waterfalls and a drop of 242 meters, the Krka River is a natural and karst phenomenon. Skradinski Buk is one of the most attractive parts of the park and features a clear pool with high waterfalls and cascades. It’s considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe. You’ll also find ruins in the park that date back to Roman times, along with the Visovac Monastery founded in 1445.

Split to Dubrovnik

En route, you will make a stop for a wine tasting.

Your stop will be the Vukas vineyard. Vukas’ forefathers started growing the wine Plavac Mali on the inaccessible grounds of the Crnjova hill steep slopes. Keeping long tradition and improving new technologies, Mr. Vukas has created top-class products which you will have the opportunity to taste during your visit.

Dubkovic Winery Hvar
Cable Car Dubrovnik

Explore Dubrovnik

We suggest taking a cable car to Mount Srd. Your guide will be at your disposal today, to assist with orientation and experiencing the cable car. They will also give you the highlights of the city!

The cable car is just outside Old Town to the highest peak in Dubrovnik at Mount Srd. From here you have fantastic views of the Old Town, the sea and the surrounding islands.

Island of Lokrum

Lokrum is a small island located just across from Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Today it is a special forestry reserve under UNESCO protection. Lokrum is also the exotic and mysterious venue of many legends and stories. A small lake on the island called Mrtvo More (Dead Sea) is a must-see. You can walk to the highest point of Lokrum, the elevation with the star-shaped Fort Royal, built by the French in 1806. The place offers a magnificent view of Dubrovnik, Cavtat and the islands.

Lokrum peacock
One&Only Portonovi


This morning, your driver will take you to the southernmost tip of Croatia where you will continue across the border into Montenegro. The country’s name, meaning “Black Mountain,” probably dates back to the era of Venetian hegemony over the Adriatic coast in the middle ages. 

After arriving at your hotel, about an hour and a half later, enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Boka Bay by Private Boat

Start your day with a visit to Perast and visit the island “Lady of the Rocks”. The Lady of the Rock lies about 125 yards northeast of the island of St. George. The stone plateau in the middle of the sea with a church on it is a result of the enduring efforts of generations of mariners to leave there, in the very heart of Boka Bay, a testimony of their Christian faith and culture. The island was built artificially by scuttling old ships and depositing stones around a small crag. The name of the island is derived from the word “skrpjel” an old word for a crag. The sanctuary was dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin because this cult (Assunzione della Vergine) was greatly venerated by the Venetians.

Continue your exploration in Kotor. Located at the head of a deep fjord, Kotor’s fortified Old Town was strategically built at the foot of a high cliff and is today protected by UNESCO. The fortified Old Town bears similarities with the one in Dubrovnik but is smaller and more idyllic in some ways.

Perast, Montenegro

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